Motivation of plants Slavic name, derived from the names of animals

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Key words
phytonym, zoonym, feature, motivation, ethnolinguistics, ethnobotany, dialectology, Slavonic studies
Kolosova V.

The aim of the article is to analyse the plant features because of which these plants are metaphorically compared with these or those animals in Slavonic dialects. Folk phytonyms reflect various connections of the plant world and the animal world, interpreted by people in a metaphorical form. Data from folklore, ethnography, and mythology are given where necessary.